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TTF2PT1_CONVERT(1)	    TTF2PT1 Font Converter	    TTF2PT1_CONVERT(1)

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       ttttff22pptt11_ccoonnvveerrtt - convenience font conversion script

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       ttf2pt1_convert [[ccoonnffiigg--ffiillee]]

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       `CCoonnvveerrtt' is the	master conversion script provided with ttf2pt1.	 When
       installed into a	public directory it's named `ttttff22pptt11_ccoonnvveerrtt' to avoid
       name collisions with the	other programs.

       If the configuration file is not	specified as an	argument then the file
       `convert.cfg' in	the current directory is used. This file contains a
       set of configuration variables. The distribution	contains a sample file
       file `convert.cfg.sample'. Please copy it to `convert.cfg', look	inside
       it and change the configuration variables. The more stable
       configuration variables,	such as	the path names of the scripts and
       encoding	files are located in `convert' itself, they are	automatically
       updated when installing ttttff22pptt11.

       Put all the TTF fonts you want to convert into some directory (this may
       be just the directory that already contains all the Windows fonts on a
       mounted FAT filesystem).	If you have fonts in different source encoding
       then put	the fonts in each of the encodings into	a separate directory.
       Up to 10	source directories are supported. If you (in a rather unlikely
       case) have more source directories then you can make two	separate runs
       of the converter, converting up to 10 directories at a time.

       The variables in	the configuration file are:

       o SSRRCCDDIIRRSS - the list of directories (with absolute paths) with TTF
	 fonts.	Each line contains at least 3 fields: the name of the
	 directory, the	language of the	fonts in it (if	you have fonts for
	 different languages you have to put them into the separate
	 directories) and the encoding of the fonts. Again, if you have	some
	 of the	TTF typefaces in one encoding, and some	in another (say,
	 CP-1251 and KOI-8), you have to put them into the separate source
	 directories. Some lines may contain 4 fields. Then the	fourth field
	 is the	name of	the external map to convert the	Unicode	fonts into the
	 desirable encoding. This map is used instead of the built-in map for
	 the specified language.

	 *8* An	interesting thing is that some languages have more than	one
	 widely	used character encodings. For example, the widely used
	 encodings for Russian are IBM CP-866 (MS-DOS and Unix), KOI-8 (Unix
	 and VAX, also the standard Internet encoding),	IBM CP-1251 (MS
	 Windows).  That's why I have provided the means to generate the
	 converted fonts in more than one encoding. See	the file
	 encodings/README for details about the	encoding tables. Actually, if
	 you plan to use these fonts with Netscape Navigator better use	the
	 aliases cp-866	instead	of ibm-866 and windows-1251 instead of
	 ibm-1251 because that's what Netscape wants.

       o DDSSTTDDIIRR	- directory for	the resulting Type1 fonts. Be careful!	This
	 directory gets	completely wiped out before conversion,	so don't use
	 any already existing directory	for this purpose.

       o DDSSTTEENNCC{language} - the	list of	encodings in which the destination
	 fonts will be generated for each language. Each font of that language
	 will be generated in each of the specified encodings. If you don't
	 want any translation, just specify both SRCENC	and DSTENC as
	 iso8859-1 (or if you want any other encoding specified	in the
	 fonts.dir, copy the description of 8859-1 with	new name and use this
	 new name for SRCENC and DSTENC).

       o FFOOUUNNDDRRYY - the foundry name to be used in the fonts.dir	file. I	have
	 set it	to `fromttf' to	avoid name conflicts with any existing font
	 for sure. But this foundry name is not	registered in X11 standards
	 and if	you want to get	the full standard compliance or	have a font
	 server	that enforces such a compliance, use `misc'.

       The next	few parameters control the general behavior of the converter.
       They default values are set to something	reasonable.

       o CCOORRRREECCTTWWIIDDTTHH -	if the value is	set to YYEESS then	use the	converter
	 option	--ww, otherwise don't use	it. See	the description	of this	option
	 in the	README file.

       o RREEMMOOVVEETT11AA - if	the value is set to YYEESS	then after conversion remove
	 the un-encoded	.t1a font files	and the	intermediate .xpfa font	metric
	 files.

       o IINNSSTTAALLLLFFOONNTTMMAAPP	- a Ghostscript	parameter, if the value	is set to YYEESS
	 then install the entries for the new fonts right into the main
	 Fontmap file. Otherwise just leave the	file Fontmap.ttf in the
	 Ghostscript configuration directory.

       o HHIINNTTSSUUBBSSTT - if	the value is set to YYEESS	use the	option --HH, otherwise
	 don't use it. This option enables the hint substitution technique. If
	 you have not installed	the X11	patch described	above, use this	option
	 with great caution. See further description of	this option in the
	 README	file.

       o EENNFFOORRCCEEIISSOO - if the value is set to YYEESS then disguise the resulting
	 fonts as the fonts in ISOLatin1 encoding. Historically	this was
	 neccessary due	to the way the installer scripts created the X11 font
	 configuration files. It is not	neccessary any more for	this purpose.
	 But if	you plan to use	these fonts with some other application	that
	 expects ISOLatin1 encoding then better	enable this option.

       o AALLLLGGLLYYPPHHSS - if	the value is set to YYEESS	then include all the glyphs
	 from the source fonts into the	resulting fonts, even if these glyphs
	 are inaccessible. If it's set to NNOO then include only the glyphs
	 which have codes assigned to them. The	glyphs without codes can not
	 be used directly. But some clever programs, such as the Type 1
	 library from XFree86 3.9 and higher can change	the encoding on	the
	 fly and use another set of glyphs. If you have	not installed the X11
	 patch described above,	use this option	with great caution. See
	 further description of	the option option --aa in	the README file.

       o GGEENNUUIIDD	- if the value is set to YYEESS then use the option --uuAA of	the
	 converter to generate UniqueIDs for the converted fonts. The standard
	 X11 Type 1 library does not use this ID, so it	may only be neccessary
	 for the other applications.  The script is clever enough to generate
	 different UniqueID for	the same font converted	to multiple encodings.
	 Also after conversion it checks all the fonts generacted during the
	 session for duplicated	UniqueID and shows those. Still, this does not
	 quarantee that	these UniqueIDs	won't overlap with some	other fonts.
	 The UniqueIDs are generated as	hash values from the font names, so
	 it's guaranteed that if the `convert' script runs multiple times it
	 will generate the same	UniqueIDs during each run. See further
	 description of	this option in the README file.

       o GGEENNUUIIDD	- if the value is set to YYEESS then create the .pfb files,
	 otherwise the .pfa files. The .pfb files are more compact but contain
	 binary	data, so you may experience some troubles when transferring
	 them through the network.

       The following parameters	are used to locate the other scripts and
       configuration files. By default the scripts do a	bit of guessing	for
       them: they search in the	ttttff22pptt11	installation directory if ttttff22pptt11 was
       installed or otherwise suppose that you are running `convert' with
       `scripts' subdirectory being the	current	directory.

       o EENNCCDDIIRR	- directory containing the descriptions	of encodings

       o MMAAPPDDIIRR	- directory containing the external map	files

       Besides that a few parameters are built into the	`convert' script
       itself.	You probably won't need	to change them:

       o TT11AASSMM,	TTTTFF22PPTT11, TTRRAANNSS,	TT11FFDDIIRR,	FFOORRCCEEIISSOO - paths to the	other script

       Also there are a	few parameters controlling the installation of fonts
       for Ghostscript.	Please look at their description in the	Ghostscript
       section of documentation	or in the ttttff22pptt11_xx22ggss((11)) manual page before
       running `convert'. If these parameters are set, `convert' will call the
       `x2gs' script automatically to install the newly	converted fonts	in
       Ghostscript.

       After creating the configuration	file run the `convert' script. Look at
       the result and the log file in DSTDIR.

       Add the directory with newly converted fonts to the configuration of X
       server or font server. For most of the systems this step	is very
       straightforward.	For HP-UX it's rather tricky and poorly	documented, so
       the file	FONTS.hpux gives a short description.

       If you don't have the privileges	of the root user, you still can
       configure your private font server. Just	use some non-standard port
       number (see FONTS.hpux for an example, exept that you won't need	all
       the HP-related stuff on any other system).

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       o /usr/local/share/ttf2pt1/scripts/convert.cfg.sample

       o /usr/local/share/ttf2pt1/scripts/*

       o /usr/local/share/ttf2pt1/README

       o /usr/local/share/ttf2pt1/FONTS

       o /usr/local/share/ttf2pt1/*

       o /usr/local/bin/ttf2pt1

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       o   the ttf2pt1(1) manpage

       o   the ttf2pt1_x2gs(1) manpage

       o   the t1asm(1)	manpage

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       o   One catch is	that the X11 Type 1 font library has a rather low
	   limit on the	font size. Because of this the fonts with  more
	   complicated outlines	and the	enabled	hint substitution may not fit
	   into	this limit. The	same applies to	the fonts with very
	   complicated outlines	or with	very many glyphs (especially the fonts
	   with	over 256 glyphs). So you will need to excercise	caution	with
	   these options if you	plan using these fonts with X11. Some vendors
	   such	as HP provide the Type 1 implementation	licensed from Adobe
	   which should	have no	such problem.

	   But there is	a solution even	for the	generic	X11. A patch located
	   in the subdirectory `app/X11' fixes this problem as well as some
	   other minor problems. Its description is provided in
	   app/X11/README.

	   To fix the X11 font library,	you have to get	the X11	sources. I can
	   recommend the ftp sites of the XFree86 project
	   ftp://ftp.xfree86.org or of the Open	Group ftp://ftp.x.org. This
	   patch was made on the sources of XFree86 so you may have better
	   success with	applying it to the XFree86 distribution. After you
	   have	got the	sources, make sure that	you can	compile	them. Then
	   apply the patch as described.  Make sure that it was	applied
	   properly. Compile the sources again (actually, you need only	the
	   fonts library, the fonts server, and	possibly the X server).	It
	   would be prudent now	to save	your old font library, font server
	   and,	possibly, X server. Then install the new recently compiled
	   versions of these files. Of course, if you know someone who already
	   has compiled	these files for	the same OS as yours, you can just
	   copy	the binary fles	from him.

	   Alas, building the X11 system from the source code is not the
	   easiest thing in the	world and if you have no experience it can be
	   quite difficult. In this case just avoid the	aforementioned
	   features or check each converted font to make sure that it works
	   properly.

       o   The Type1 font library from the standard X11	distribution does not
	   work	on HP-UX (at least, up to 10.01). The font server supplied
	   with	HP-UX up to 10.01 is also broken. Starting from	HP-UX 10.20 (I
	   don't know about 10.10) they	supply a proprietary font library and
	   the converted fonts work fine with it, provided that	they are
	   configured properly (see the	file FONTS.hpux).

       o   The fonts.scale files created by the	older versions of the ttf2pt1
	   installation	program	(up to release 3.1) have conflicted with the
	   language definitions	of the Xfsft font server and parts of it
	   included into XFree86. To overcome this incompatibility the never
	   versions creats the fonts.scale file	describing all the fonts as
	   belonging to	the adobe-fontspecific encoding	and the	fonts.alias
	   file	with the proper	names. The drawback of this solution is	that
	   xlsfonts gives the list of twice more fonts.	But as a side effect
	   the option EENNFFOORRCCEEIISSOO in `convert.cfg' is not required for X11 any
	   more.

       o   The conversion script has no	support	for Eastern multi-plane	fonts.
	   Contribution	of such	a support would	be welcome.

3rd Berkeley Distribution	 version 3.4.4		    TTF2PT1_CONVERT(1)

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